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Since 1955, more than 1,100 beginning and experienced nurse researchers have received over $6 million for research addressing important issues of practice of care and the profession. In keeping with both the terms of the fund endowments that we steward with great care, and the spirit of innovation, the American Nurses Foundation is taking the Nursing Research Grants program in a new direction.

Rather than a singular annual RFP, the Foundation will issue separate targeted calls for proposals over the course of the year, and make some commissioned research grants. These grants, though fewer in number than previous years, will be larger in size, and more strategically targeted to address topics that are essentially pertinent at this time, and consistent with the ANAE Enterprise strategic plan, Foundation core interests, and the purposes of endowed funds. 

The Foundation will support new, innovative research studying:

  • Nursing leadership's role in the impact and response to the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Nursing leadership's role in addressing health care inequities and racism within the field of nursing research


Collaborative Care Grants for Nurse-Pharmacist Research Teams

Optimizing patient-centered, team-based care is essential to ensuring equitable, effective, and efficient health care. The American Nurses Foundation and the ASHP Foundation have joined in partnership to offer the second competitive grant to support innovative projects, co-led by nursing and pharmacy, to stimulate and demonstrate the impact of team-based care that enhances the safe and effective use of medications. 

The award provides $75,000 for an 18-month research project, led by Co-Investigators Christine Marie Hallman, DNP, APRN, ACHPN, NP-C, primary nurse practitioner for the community-based telehealth PATCH program at MedStar Health Washington Hospital Center, and Kathryn A. Walker, PharmD, BCPS, FAAHPM, assistant vice president at MedStar Health and an associate professor at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy. Their feasibility study seeks to implement a standardized, patient-centered, team-based deprescribing process in a diverse community-based palliative care PATCH (Palliative Telehealth Connecting to Home) Program. This effort aims to ensure all patients can benefit from careful alignment of their medications and goals of care. The study will help establish a new model of team-based deprescribing in an underserved population by incorporating a structured approach within the standard clinical workflow. In the future, the findings can serve as a resource to other teams caring for patients with serious illness, providing insight into patient/family experiences and thereby filing a gap within the existing body of literature. Read more about the award here.

The grant was supported in part by generous contributions from Stryker Medical to American Nurses Foundation for research purposes.

Current Research Grant Opportunities


Studies on Ambulatory Nursing, funded by American Nurses Founda
tion's Collaborative Alliance for Nursing Outcomes (CALNOC) Research Fund
The Foundation, in partnership with the American Nurses Credentialing Center and support through the American Nurses Foundation's Collaborative Alliance for Nursing Outcomes (CALNOC) Research Fund, will fund research centered on the value of and contribution to ambulatory nursing for health and health care outcomes. Studies funded should provide new evidence and/or support the existing evidence base on ambulatory nursing by focusing on the unique contribution of ambulatory nursing structures and processes to patient, family, and/or population outcomes. The current and subsequent funding cycles will encourage the growth of a cohesive body of research, each study extending knowledge gained across the trajectory of studies.

  • This RFP is by invitation only.
  • The award will be up to $200,000 for a 24-month period of research work.

As additional research grant opportunities open, notice will be posted to this webpage.

If you would like to receive direct notice of new grant opportunities, please send an email to with the subject line "NRG notifications" and include your name, organization, and email address. You will be added to the email distribution list to receive updates when new grant opportunities are posted.

For more information contact Karen Schofield-Leca, Director of Development, at or 301-628-5095.

Nursing Research Grants Policies

Click below to learn more about the Nursing Research Grants Policies.

Nursing Research Grants Policies


Past Nursing Research Grant Scholars


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